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Our Partner Nurse from China Helps Change COVID-19 Response in Italy

Senior nurse Menglin Tang from our Center of Excellence West China Hospital in Chengdu went with her colleagues to Italy in March, to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak. The Chinese expert team was sent to the epicenter of the outbreak in Italy, the Lombardy province. For two weeks they introduced Italian medical teams to China’s … Continued

ICHOM Standard Set for Congenital Heart Disease

Photo by Scott Streble   We’re delighted to announce the launch today of ICHOM Standard Set for Congenital Heart Disease (CHDSS), created by the ICHOM Congenital Heart Disease Working Group of 30 leading physicians, measurement experts and patient representatives from 24 organizations in 15 countries. Children’s HeartLink is a co-sponsor and a member of this … Continued

Our Centers of Excellence Offer Three Fellowships

Photo by Scott Streble   We’re happy to announce that three medical professionals, from Uganda, Haiti and Nepal, were selected to receive the Children’s HeartLink Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Services for professionals from low- and middle-income countries. They will receive training at two of our Centers of Excellence: Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi, … Continued

Nurse Training in Coimbatore, India: A Photo Essay

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.  These photos (by Scott Streble) were taken during our nurse training exchange with our partner in India, G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial (GKNM) Hospital in Coimbatore – at the time the coronavirus outbreak was only reported in China. Since then, life … Continued

Children’s HeartLink Partners Save Baby Girl in India during Lockdown

  Ithika, her family and Dr. Vijay at our partner hospital in Coimbatore, before Ithika was discharged   This extraordinary story highlights the collaboration between two of our partner hospitals in India under difficult circumstances, in order to save the life of a child with heart disease. As India went into full lockdown to mitigate … Continued

Meet Smiley Aina from Malaysia

Because of your support, you are making medical care for children like Aina in Malaysia both timely and accessible closer to home. This 18-month-girl from a small town had surgery at our partner hospital in Sepang, Serdang Hospital. These photos were taken a few days before Aina returned home after her journey of heart repair … Continued

Our Partner from China Shares Her Experience Fighting COVID-19 in Wuhan

Dr. Ji Peng, a pediatric cardiac intensive care physician, works at Children’s HeartLink Center of Excellence West China Hospital in Chengdu. At the beginning of February, her team went to Wuhan, the Chinese city where the global outbreak began, to help care for COVID-19 patients. On March 25th, Dr. Peng shared her experience of working … Continued

First-ever Global Burden of Congenital Heart Disease Study Published

Because more children with congenital heart disease are surviving, nearly 12 million people are living with congenital heart disease around the world. This is an increase of 18.7% since 1990. The number of deaths attributed to congenital heart disease has declined by 34.5% since 1990, from 398,580 to 261,247. Kavinaya (1) was born with a … Continued

Aishwarya’s Story

Aishwarya’s mom: As long as my daughter is healthy, it is enough for me. Photos by Scott Streble Revathi from the Indian city of Tirupur was worried and frightened when the youngest of her three children, 5-month-old Aishwarya, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. She and her husband took their baby girl to a pediatrician … Continued